Altrincham moved above Vanarama National League play-off rivals Solihull with a 1-0 win at Damson Park.

Altrincham made most of the running through the early parts of the game and the first chance fell to Justin Amaluzor in the 18th minute but saw his strike slam into the side-netting.

The away side opened the scoring after 31 minutes when Amaluzor found Alex Newby who fired home to make it 1-0.

Altrincham almost doubled their lead just after the hour but Regan Linney’s curling strike was well saved by Nick Hayes.

Solihull went in search of an equaliser and almost had one when a strike deflected off Elliot Osborne and into the path of Matthew Gould as Altrincham held on for all three points.